Selected Titles for April 2021
Early spring is here in New England with the usual temperature variations, but we're hopeful the newly planted grass over my recently excavated yard will be coming up soon.

My younger daughter Kim and I loaned two of our Don Gorvett prints to an exhibition up in Portsmouth NH recently, which will run through the summer. Here I am with Don in front of my print, "Sea Castle," an image he drew and printed on paper of Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester. For more info about the show, click here.
On a personal note, I wanted to celebrate the interesting life of a dear friend, Chuck Butler. I met Chuck as a freshman in college. We were both small-town kids from Puget Sound. As far as I could tell, Chuck was the smartest guy in our liberal arts Whitman College, and a good college wrestler. He graduated ahead of me, and we went our separate ways to different grad schools. By 1974 we were both in New England. While in grad school in Cambridge, MA, I read in the Alumni Bulletin that Chuck was deep sea diving off the Andrea Doria, and scalloping in Nantucket Harbor, having run out of patience with grad school. Eventually he turned to lobstering on Nantucket, being the major source of lobsters for restaurants on the island,. A most dangerous way to make a living, Chuck was the best, in his self-designed boat The Merlin. This photo is the cover of the Nantucket phone book where Chuck was featured in 1999. I would be his stern man whenever I visited him. He designed and built his own house on Nantucket. My big personal disappointment: he didn't convince me to purchase the acre lot of view property next to his house, for $17,000! Oh my. A larger than life friend, we lost him this winter. Always on the go, tragically, Alzheimer's (another pandemic) caught up with him. RIP Chucky B!
This month's newsletter features a great deal of new material. We are presenting three of Professor Tom Hubka's major publications. Pictured here is my good friend Bob Zoni from New Haven, with his personalized copy of "How the Working Class House Became Modern, 1900-1940," Tom's latest book, and proudly displaying his custom bookmark with Tom's original artwork.

There's also a nice selection of Americana, international, and a large selection of books specializing in metal of all kinds, from copper to silver!

Happy browsing,
Steve
New Arrivals
1.
Hotpoint Home Planning File
Buy Bonds: A Bomber Today, a Bungalow Tomorrow
Edison General Electric Appliance Company
[Home Planning]. Edison General Electric Appliance Company. Hotpoint Home Planning File. Edison General Electric Appliance Company, 1942. First edition. Decorated cardboard file box (9" x 12" x 1.5"), with lid that lifts to reveal 11 file folders that have colored labels. Decorated File Box. Very Good; moderate edgewear and corner wear.

This file box was distributed during WWII; it has patriotic artwork on the back, and a file folder for recording the war bonds the person bought in order to save for a house. The other file folders are labeled for kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, laundry and basement, lighting and fixtures, heating and ventilation, decorating millwork, landscaping and garden, and general sketches. A handy way for the home shopper to file away decorating ideas, paint chips, fabric samples, and building trade catalogs while saving for the home, or for the homeowner to keep paperwork on all warranties, repairs and upgrades once the home was purchased. A unique period piece from WWII. (20400)   $70.00
2.
Artcraft Homes
Berkshire Lumber Company, Pittsfield, MA
[Pattern Book]. Berkshire Lumber Company. Artcraft Homes. Pittsfield, MA: Berkshire Lumber Company, 1918. First edition. Small quarto, pp. ~120 (not paginated), illustrated with b/w photos and floor plans. An insert in 1919 noted the prices were now 20% higher. Pictorial wraps, three-hole punched bound with brass fasteners. Good; front cover partially detached; large water stain affects front cover and several pages of text.

Artcraft is the general name applied to all complete buildings shown in this catalog. There are divisions according to the type of structure, such as "Homes of Distinction" (residential homes), or "Pleasure-Craft" (vacation homes), and each home was priced as ready-cut or not ready-cut, depending on whether you wanted all the lumber cut, bundled and ready to nail together, or whether you wanted the lumber furnished in stock lengths and have your carpenter do the cutting. There are also several patterns for barns, Corbin lock sets, doors and colonnades featured in this catalog. No copies anywhere; only one copy in a public institution. We especially like the Palo Alto and Pasadena model homes! (20382)   $175.00
3.
Jon Brooks: A Collaboration with Nature
Spahr, P. Andrew
[Art]. Spahr, P. Andrew. Jon Brooks: A Collaboration with Nature. Manchester, NH: Currier Museum of Art, 2011. First edition. Quarto, pp. 56, illustrated with color photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. New.

Jon Brooks is firmly rooted in his native state of New Hampshire. He took his first art classes at the Currier Museum Art Center as a boy. While studying at Rochester Institute of Technology, he displayed a grasp of the three-dimensional form, and his most interesting artwork is in the sculptural furniture category. He often arrives at form from the conformation of found tree limbs, stumps, and logs, whose shape suggest certain functions. This book accompanied the exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art in 2011. (20366)   $10.00
4.
A Course of Sepia Painting
Leitch, R. P.
[Art]. Leitch, R. P. A Course of Sepia Painting. London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, nd c. 1875. Original edition. Oblong small quarto, pp. 33, illustrated with 24 sepia plates. Marbled Boards. Very Good; ex-library markings, front endpaper partially detached.

The study of painting as an art is based on three considerations: form, light and shade, and color. This volume teaches students how to use the brush and manage a single color and an additional tint, thus preparing the student to enter a course in watercolor painting. This volume is not dated, but 15 editions were published between 1875 and 1925, and this one appears to be older than any other edition for sale at this time. (20365)   $60.00
Thomas C. Hubka
5.
Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn:
The Connected Farm Buildings of New England
Hubka, Thomas C.
[New England]. Hubka, Thomas C. Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1984. Fifth Printing. Quarto, pp. 226, indexed, glossary, richly illustrated w/ b/w photographs. Includes a custom bookmark signed with original pen and ink drawing by the author. Original Wraps. As New.

This classic work on the vernacular farmhouse architecture of New England is an enduring customer favorite. Examples of these stately and functional buildings can still be found in rural areas. Initially groundbreaking, now, 50,000 copies later, a standard in New England vernacular architecture. (13635)   $35.00
6.
Houses Without Names: Architectural Nomenclature and the Classification of America's Common Houses
Hubka, Thomas C.
[American]. Hubka, Thomas C. Houses Without Names: Architectural Nomenclature and the Classification of America's Common Houses. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2013. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 112, indexed, notes, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Includes a custom bookmark signed with original pen and ink drawing by the author. Glossy Pictorial Wraps. New.

An important book by Thomas Hubka, author of the well-known book on New England rural vernacular architecture, "Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn." In this book, Hubka points out that there are millions of ordinary, mostly working-class neighborhood houses that do not fall into the standard categories of recognized architectural styles. These unnamed homes constitute the largest percentage of American housing in all regions and historic periods, yet continue to go unclassified and thus unrecognized for preservation purposes and ignored in local architectural histories and neighborhood planning schemes. Furthermore, the standard architectural style classification scheme focuses exclusively on the facade and exterior details of a building, ignoring both similarities and differences in interior plan between buildings of the same exterior style. Based on years of field observation, this book provides a working vocabulary for the study and appreciation of America's common houses. A much-needed, thoroughly researched, and thoughtful contribution to the field of architecture and preservation. (20373)   $35.00
7.
How the Working-Class House Became Modern, 1900-1940
Hubka, Thomas C.
[Architectural History]. Hubka, Thomas C. How the Working-Class House Became Modern, 1900-1940. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2020. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xxvi, 261, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Includes a custom bookmark signed with original pen and ink drawing by the author. Color Pictorial Wraps. New.

This book analyzes a period when millions of average Americans saw accelerated improvement in their housing and domestic conditions. It is a detailed narrative that traces changes in household hygiene, sociability, and privacy practices that launched large portions of the working classes into the middle class, reconfiguring and enriching the standard account of the domestic transformation of the American home. "This book is the most important study of common American houses to appear in the past half century. Thomas C. Hubka draws on a lifetime’s investigation of working-class houses in the decades before World War II to show us how and why the single-family houses of the contemporary ‘middle-majority’ sprung from these modest dwellings. Hubka has established an agenda that should engross architectural historians for years. " -- Dell Upton, author of American Architecture: A Thematic History. As with all of Hubka's books, very thought-provoking. (20290)   $40.00
Americana
8.
Five Stages in the Development of the
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston, MA
[New England]. Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Five Stages in the Development of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Boston, MA: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1962. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 13, illustrated with b/w photographs. A 1962 fundraising letter addressed to members of the Society is laid in. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This booklet describes the history of SPNEA, from its founding in 1910 by William Sumner Appleton, to listing some of the properties they were able to preserve, to its accomplishments in offering architectural studies and adult education; and its acquisition of Otis House to serve as its museum headquarters. The brochure includes some photos of its historic properties. (20419)   $25.00
9.
Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania
Lichten, Frances M.
[Pennsylvania]. Lichten, Frances M. Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. First edition. Quarto, pp. xiv, 276, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and color drawings. A 1947 article from the New York Times, "Why I Paint" by Grandma Moses, laid in. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Southeastern Pennsylvania, a region early settled by many emigrants from various sections of Europe, presented a soil favorable for the continuance of many Old-World traditions. The Pennsylvania German farmer-craftsmen created artistic folk objects quietly for many years, until the 1930s when the pendulum of taste had swung in its favor. This classic title describes many examples of this unique folk art, including plates, dishes, samplers, towels, needlework, quilts, baskets, blanket chests, gravestones, hardware, coffeepots, and much more. An important title for those who want to learn more about these sought-after antiques. (20403)   $30.00
10.
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection
First edition, housed in a custom slipcase
Little, Nina Fletcher
[Americana]. Little, Nina Fletcher. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection. Boston, MA: Colonial Williamsburg and Little, Brown & Co., 1957. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xvi, 402, indexed, 165 color illustrations. Cloth over Boards with Marbled Paper. Near Fine in custom decorated slipcase.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection began in the 1930s and was donated to Colonial Williamsburg in 1935. It includes paintings in oil, watercolor and pastel; needlework and painted textiles; paintings on glass; fracturs, calligraphic drawings, and engravings; and sculpture in wood and metal. This is the descriptive catalogue of an outstanding collection (20396)   $40.00
11.
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Limited edition of 3,000 copies
Driehaus, Richard H. and M. Kirby Talley, Jr.
[Americana]. Driehaus, Richard H. and M. Kirby Talley, Jr. The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Chicago, IL: The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 2008. Limited Edition. Octavo, pp. 28, illustrated with color and b/w photographs. Only 3,000 copies were made. Japanese Silk Cloth over Boards. New in new dustjacket.

Richard Driehaus purchased the historic Samuel Mayo Nickerson Mansion from the American College of Surgeons in 2003; This spectacular Gilded Age residence was built between 1879 and 1883 by Nickerson, a successful entrepreneur in Chicago. Driehaus undertook a meticulous restoration program in 2003, and adapted it for use as a museum that holds his collection of classical and pre-Raphaelite paintings, American furniture, European statuary, sculpture from France and Italy, and selected pieces from the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. This lovely book pairs vintage photos of various rooms in the home with color photographs of the rooms today. (20395)   $35.00
12.
The Vanishing American Outhouse
Barlow, Ronald S.
[Americana]. Barlow, Ronald S. The Vanishing American Outhouse Privy Plans, Photographs, Poems and Folklore. New York: Viking Studio, 2000. Reissue. Quarto, pp. 136, illustrated with numerous b/w and color photos and drawings. Paperback. Very Good.

A lengthy compendium of outhouse trivia, history, plans, photos, and other privy-related ephemera, historical and comedic. Highly entertaining and educational. (20390)   $20.00
13.
The Story of Architecture in America
Tallmadge, Thomas E.
[Architectural History]. Tallmadge, Thomas E. The Story of Architecture in America. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc, 1927. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 311, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This is a book written for the general reader in non-technical terms. It is the first consecutive history of architecture in America, commencing with the earliest settlements and carrying through many beautiful and some hideous periods to the advent of the skyscraper. First edition, and very scarce in dust jacket. (20388)   $20.00
14.
Case Study Houses, 1945-1962
(originally titled Modern California Houses)
McCoy, Esther
[California]. McCoy, Esther. Case Study Houses, 1945-1962 (originally titled Modern California Houses). New York: Hennessey + Ingalls, 1977. Second edition. Oblong small quarto, pp 218, Illustrated with b/w photographs, architectural plans and drawings. Original Wraps. As New.

This volume of modern Californian homes begins at the end of World War II. John Entenza, the editor of "Arts & Architecture" commissioned a group of architects to experiment with new materials, techniques and designs. Included among the Case Study Houses are homes by Charles Eames, Pierre Koenig, Craig Ellwood, Eero Saarinen and many other innovative, modernist architects and designers. This is a scarce and invaluable text for architects, historians, and preservationists. (20389)   $80.00
15.
California Arts & Architecture Magazine, March 1932
Allen, Harris C. [Editor]
[California]. Allen, Harris C. [Editor]. California Arts & Architecture Magazine, March 1932 Vol. XLI No. 3. Los Angeles, CA: Western States Publishing Company, Inc., 1932. First edition. Quarto, pp. 48, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good; some ink stains on front cover; one ad is partially cut away.

In 1929, a merger of Pacific Coast Architect and California Southland resulted in this lovely monthly magazine that covered the field of architecture and the allied arts and crafts of California. This issue focused on architecture in Pasadena, such as its athenaeum, its civic auditorium, and several residences. There is also an article on the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Very rare; we've never encountered a copy of this magazine before. (20369)   $50.00
16.
Two Trade Cards from Martha's Vineyard Businesses
King & Bosworth Carpenters, Martha's Vineyard, MA
[Massachusetts]. King & Bosworth. Two Trade Cards from Martha's Vineyard Businesses. Martha's Vineyard, MA: (n.d. c. 1880). Two trade cards related to Martha's Vineyard industry. The first (3.75" x 2.5") is King & Bosworth, Carpenters and Builders in Vineyard Highlands. "Cottages built in any desired style and in a superior and workmanlike manner, by the Job or Day work. Particular attention paid to jobbing." The reverse side of the card was decorated with preserved seaweed fronds in the popular herbarium style of the day, and given as a Christmas present in 1881. The second trade card (3.25" x 1.75") is for Ralph M. Hooker from Oak Bluffs, who furnished sewing silk and photographs. Ephemera. Very Good.

Two scarce ephemera items from an important time in the development of Martha's Vineyard. (20362)   $40.00
Architecture and History
17.
Visionary Architects
Metropolitan Museum of Art
[Architecture]. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Visionary Architects. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 42, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This issue of their monthly bulletin was devoted to architecture and environment, a theme suggested by the exhibition "Visionary Architects" which was on view at the Museum at the time the issue was published. The exhibit featured 147 drawings and prints that gave a glimpse of the imaginative schemes for schools and palaces, sepulchers and pavilions, that were concocted by French architects of the late 18th century who rebelled against the traditional ideas of their contemporaries. Articles include "The Visionary Tradition in Architecture" by George R. Collins, professor of art history at Columbia; "The New Visionaries" by Arthur Rosenblatt, administrator for architecture and planning; "The Museum in the Park" by Jay Cantor, about the Smithsonian; and more. Interesting reading and well illustrated. (20418)   $30.00
18.
The Architecture of the Shakers
Nicoletta, Julie
[Architecture]. Nicoletta, Julie. The Architecture of the Shakers. Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press, 1995. First edition. Quarto, pp. 175, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

The Shakers conducted 19th-century America's most successful experiment in utopian living. From Maine to Kentucky, they established communal villages and worked to build a heaven on earth. Designed to accommodate hundreds, Shaker buildings included meeting houses, dwelling houses, barns, factories, and schools. This volume is the first definitive study of these buildings. Design, construction, materials, and use are explored, illuminating regional variations in Shaker buildings, as well as their functional and stylistic evolution over the course of two centuries. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20415)   $30.00
19.
The Victorian Design Book: A Complete Guide to Victorian House Trim
(Lee Valley Tools, Ltd, publisher)
[Millwork]. (Lee Valley Tools, Ltd, publisher). The Victorian Design Book: A Complete Guide to Victorian House Trim. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Lee Valley Tools, Ltd., 1984. First edition. Octavo, pp. 416, indexed, richly illustrated in b/w & color. Includes the 1904 Universal Design Book and price list of the wholesale Sash, Door, and Blind Manufacturers' Association of the NW US and the Illustrated Official Moulding Book, first published in 1897. Paperback, pictorial cover. Very Good.

An extremely scarce reprint, a valuable resource for the professional working in the Victorian era. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20414)   $35.00
20.
Interiors 3rd Book of Offices
Pile, John
[Architectural History]. Pile, John. Interiors 3rd Book of Offices. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1976. First edition. Quarto, pp. 208, indexed, illustrated with 200 color photographs. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

The author surveyed the history of office design from the conventional style of the 1940s to the office landscape solutions of the 1970s, covering such topics as the effect of the computer and the client-designer relationship. Twelve major projects, showing a representative range of conventional design and landscape planning, are presented in a case studies section. These include the Weyerhaeuser Company in Tacoma, Washington, the Sears Tower in Chicago, Boston City Hall, and teh Arco Chemical Company in Houston. Chapters on office furniture and fixtures as well as standards for such things as energy and safety requirements conclude this comprehensive evaluation of office design. (20399)   $40.00
21.
Modern Views
National Trust for Historic Preservation
[Architectural History]. National Trust for Historic Preservation. Modern Views inspired by the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson Glass House. New York: Assouline Publishing, 2010. First edition. Quarto, pp. 216, indexed, illustrated with color and b/w photographs. Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

In this book, 95 artists, architects, and designers reflect on the idea and reality of glass houses, and respond to two of modernism's greatest masterpieces: The Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson Glass House. From David Adjaye to Zaha Hadid, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle to Ed Ruscha, and Constantin Boym to Paula Scher, these contemporary visionaries examine these glass houses in all their dimensions. Through works of art and written statements, they express their thoughts and inspirations about either or both of these iconic buildings and the architects who created them. It is a dynamic exchange - encapsulated by the architects' construction drawings and sketches of both houses, published together here for the first time - that continues to fire one of the greatest cultural dialogues of our day. (20387)   $35.00
22.
Louis I. Kahn and the Yale Center for British Art: A Conservation Plan
Inskip, Peter and Stephen Gee, in association with Constance Clement
[Conservation]. Inskip, Peter and Stephen Gee, in association with Constance Clement. Louis I. Kahn and the Yale Center for British Art: A Conservation Plan. New Haven, CT: Yale Center for British Art, 2011. First edition. Oblong quarto, pp. 200, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Cloth over Boards. As New in Fine DJ.

The standing of the Yale Center for British Art as one of the world's great museums and study centers finds expression in its remarkable building, designed by Louis I. Kahn. In this important and innovative volume, two architects offer a plan to ensure the proper stewardship of the building in order to preserve its essence as a great architectural structure. The authors describe the design, construction, and subsequent renovation of the building; assess its cultural significance; analyse the materials that comprise it (steel, concrete, glass, white oak, and travertine); and shed light on its evolution over the four decades since it was built. Drawing on their extensive experience developing conservation plans for both important sites and modern buildings, they propose a series of policies for the Center's conservation into the future. (20386)   $35.00
23.
Interiors Book of Shops & Restaurants
Editors of INTERIORS Magazine
[Architectural History]. Editors of INTERIORS Magazine. Interiors Book of Shops & Restaurants. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1981. First edition. Quarto, pp. 144, indexed, illustrated with over 200 color and 47 b/w photographs and drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good Mylar-Protected DJ.

Enticing a customer to enter and then buy is the primary function of the design of commercial spaces. Achieving such a successfully designed environment in this age of intense competition requires a visual image that is readily identifiable and an ambience that draws a continuing clientele. This is a compendium of design ideas, a comprehensive source of fresh, innovative designs selected from the pages of Interiors magazine that will stimulate the designer and inspire the merchandiser. Forty-five projects, showing the work of prominent architects and designers, encompass the entire field of wholesale and retail design. More than 250 pictures, most in full color, illustrate each design. (20385)   $40.00
24.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Architect, Artist, Engineer
Hamlin, Talbot
[Architectural History]. Hamlin, Talbot. Benjamin Henry Latrobe: Architect, Artist, Engineer. New York: Oxford University Press, 1955. First edition. Octavo, pp. 633, indexed, illustrated with 104 half tones and 42 line cuts. Boards. Very Good in Chipped/Torn (Price-Clipped) DJ.

This is the first full-length biography of America's first professional architect and a valuable contribution to American cultural history. Making full use of the voluminous Latrobe papers - letter books, journals, sketchbooks, and drawings - the author has produced a living and vivid record of a fascinating character. Latrobe was not only a brilliant architect and the designer of many of the most distinguished buildings in the United States, but also an artist and engineer, a man with a creative imagination far ahead of his time. (9501)   $25.00
25.
Houses and Money: The Domestic Clients of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Eaton, Leonard K.
[American]. Eaton, Leonard K. Houses and Money: The Domestic Clients of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Dublin, NH: William L. Bauhan, 1988. First edition. Octavo, pp. 72, illustrated with b/w photographs and floor plans. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

Benjamin Henry Latrobe was the dominating architectural figure in the Jeffersonian era and the designer of such monuments as the Bank of Pennsylvania, Baltimore Cathedral, and the rebuilt United States Capitol. Not surprisingly, Latrobe's career has long been the subject of considerable scholarly attention. In this book, the author addresses the crucial but hitherto neglected issue of Latrobe's domestic clients. It is essentially a study of patronage in the formative years of American architecture. (20374)   $30.00
International
26.
Islam Art and Architecture
Hattstein, Markus and Peter Delius [Editors]
[Fine Arts]. Hattstein, Markus and Peter Delius [Editors]. Islam Art and Architecture. Konigswinter, Germany: Konemann, 2004. First edition. Quarto, pp.639, indexed, illustrated with over a thousand color photographs. Original Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps.

This book follows the historical development of the Islamic regions and their ruling dynasties, and illustrates their greatly varied forms of artistic expression from the birth of the religion to the present day. Basic architectural elements such as the four iwan layout or the minaret demonstrate, in their diverse modes of execution, the independence of regional building traditions. In the decoration of buildings or of everyday objects, ornamentation displays its endless creativity. The illustrations are colorful and fantastical, and depict calligraphy, tapestries, metalwork, ceramics, and jewelry. (20404)   $30.00
27.
Old Cottages, Farm-Houses, and Other Stone Buildings
in the Cotswold District
Dawber, E. Guy and W. Galsworthy Davie
[England]. Dawber, E. Guy and W. Galsworthy Davie. Old Cottages, Farm-Houses, and Other Stone Buildings in the Cotswold District Examples Of Minor Domestic Architecture In Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northants, Worcestershire, &c. London: B. T. Batsford, 1905. First edition. Quarto, 72 pages of text. Illustrated w/ith 100 b/w collotype plates and numerous in-text b/w drawings and plans. Includes bound-in list of other Batsford architecture titles in back. Decorated Cloth over Boards.. Good; many pages loose but present.

This district contains some of the most typical stone buildings in England, and they illustrate in a wonderful manner the methods adopted by the old builders in producing the most pleasing effects by the employment of one single material. The descriptive notes, and the illustrations accompanying them, are the result of many years of personal study by the authors, who had deep knowledge of the locality. Helpful and interesting to those with an interest in English stone buildings. (20398)   $45.00
28.
Old Cottages, Farm Houses, and Other Half-Timber Buildings in Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Cheshire
Parkinson, James & Ould, E.A.
[England]. Parkinson, James & Ould, E.A. Old Cottages, Farm Houses, and Other Half-Timber Buildings in Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Cheshire. London: B.T. Batsford, 1904. First edition. Octavo, pp. vi, 39 plus 100 b/w photographic plates, reproduced in collotype and indexed. Publisher's cloth, stamped . Very Good; foxing on endpapers, index of plates is loose but present.

In studying timber architecture of these three counties, the most ordinary observer cannot fail to be struck by the difference in general effect in the Southern and Western counties. Partly it may be due to differences of climate and surroundings, being that there is more rain in the locations studied in this book. The sculpture and carving were not usually the work of trained artists, but the simple ornament of the village carpenter. Chimneys are generally of stone, and less elaborate and architectural than those in the South. This book pairs descriptive notes with the plates for full understanding and appreciation. A scarce title, beautifully illustrated. (20392)   $75.00
29.
A Modulkoordinalt Epitesi Rendszer
(The Modular Coordinated Building System)
Bohonyey, Janos and Palvolgyi, Ervin
[Architecture]. Bohonyey, Janos and Palvolgyi, Ervin. A Modulkoordinalt Epitesi Rendszer (The Modular Coordinated Building System). Budapest: Muszaki Konyvkiado, 1981. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 283, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Text in Hungarian. Decorated Boards. Very Good.

This book takes stock of the development and domestic practice of modular coordinated building systems and design methodology, referring to the international dimension of the subject. It provides an overview of building systems, the coordination module, design of modular coordinated building systems and subsystems, and documentation of building systems and subsystems. (19494)   $35.00
30.
The Architectural Work of Sir John Burnet and Partners
Edwards, Arthur Trystan
[Scotland]. Edwards, Arthur Trystan. The Architectural Work of Sir John Burnet and Partners. Geneva, Switzerland: Masters of Architecture Ltd, 1930. First edition. Octavo, pp. xvi, 114, plus 11-page advertising section. Cloth over Boards. Good; heavy sun fading to cover, minor rubs and bumps to edges and corners, some browning and foxing.

John Burnet was a Scottish architect who lived and practiced in Glasgow. Burnet designed many of Victorian Glasgow's public buildings, employing a range of styles, including Neoclassical, Gothic, Renaissance, Italianate, and Scottish Baronial. He commissioned many sculptors to adorn his buildings, among them John Mossman and John Crawford. Contains over 100 photographs of Burnet's work, exterior and interior. A rare look at Scotland's Victorian architecture and sculpture. (20364)   $30.00
31.
Sir William Chambers
Edwards, Arthur Trystan
[Great Britain]. Edwards, Arthur Trystan. Sir William Chambers. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 26 plus 34 b/w photographic plates. Book plate from a previous owner adhered to front endpaper. Boards. Good; ex-library, front hinge loose.

Sir William Chambers was a Scottish-Swedish architect based in London. Among his best-known works are Somerset House, London (1776) and the pagoda at Kew (1762). This book contains history and photographs of both structures. Scarce; our first offering of this title. (20363)   $30.00
Home Decoration
32.
The Papered Wall: History, Pattern, Technique
Hoskins, Lesley (ed.)
[Wallpaper]. Hoskins, Lesley (ed.). The Papered Wall: History, Pattern, Technique. New York: Harry N Abrams, Inc., 1994. First edition. Folio, pp 256. Beautifully illustrated with 348 color photographs. Colored free end papers. Cloth over Boards, Red, w/red pictorial DJ. As New in as new DJ.

Brilliantly produced and written by leading American and European scholars, this is a stunning publication. Preservation and conservation techniques are also discussed. This is a wonderful resource for the historian, designer and preservationist alike. (20413)   $35.00
33.
William Morris as Designer
Watkinson, Ray
[Wallpaper]. Watkinson, Ray. William Morris as Designer. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, Inc., 1979. First paperback edition. Small quarto, pp. 84 plus 91 illustrations, 26 in color. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very Good.

William Morris was a designer, craftsman, and theorist who was at the center of the Arts and Crafts movement, a group of architects, artisans, and artists that revitalized the decorative arts. There are few areas of design where his influence is not felt. This important study is a full account of his ideas about design, which he believed should relate "beauty, imagination, and order" with human function and usefulness. The illustrations portray the full range of his achievement, from typefaces to fabrics, furniture, stained glass, and wallpapers. A stimulating survey of the single most important figure in 20th century design. From the Old House Journal reference library. (20412)   $25.00
34.
Painted and Printed Fabrics
Clouzot, Henri and Frances Morris
[Fabrics]. Clouzot, Henri and Frances Morris. Painted and Printed Fabrics The History of the Manufactory at Jouy and other Ateliers in France 1760-1815. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1927. First edition. Small quarto, pp. xvii, 108, indexed, illustrated with 92 b/w and color photographic plates. Signed by a previous owner on inside front cover in 1929. Cloth over Boards. Very Good.

Chapters on the history of the Manufactory at Jouy; other important centers of cotton printing in France, 1760-1815; notes on the history of cotton printing, especially in England and America; and a list of centers of cotton printing in France, 1760-1815. The prints used in this book were part of the retrospective exhibition of painted and printed fabrics held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the summer of 1927. An attractive volume, sure to be of interest to anyone who enjoys vintage fabric and its history. (20402)   $35.00
35.
Wallpaper in New England
Nylander, Richard C., Elizabeth Redmond and Penny J. Sander
[Wallpaper]. Nylander, Richard C., Elizabeth Redmond and Penny J. Sander. Wallpaper in New England Selections from the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1986. First edition. Octavo, pp. 283, indexed, illustrated in b/w & color, bibliography. Carries a sticker on its cover indicating it was part of a special exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH. Oversized Paperback. Very Good.

This book highlights SPNEA's collection of historic wallpapers, the largest and best documented regional collection in the country, and includes essays on the use and manufacture of wallpaper in New England. (20379)   $30.00
36.
Fabrics for Historic Buildings
Nylander, Jane C.
[Textiles]. Nylander, Jane C. Fabrics for Historic Buildings. Washington DC: The Preservation Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, pp. 64, glossary of fabric terms, selected bibliography, illustrated with b/w photographs. Paperback. Very Good.

This book tells how to choose and buy the correct fabrics for a historic building and provides a unique catalog of reproduction fabrics available arranged according to historical period, fabric type and manufacturer. Intended for everyone who wants to recreate a period look for an old or historic building. Acknowledged as the standard treatment on the subject, by one of its experts. (20378)   $20.00
37.
Head, Heart and Hand: Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters
Via, Marie and Marjorie B. Searl
[Arts & Crafts]. Via, Marie and Marjorie B. Searl. Head, Heart and Hand: Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1994. First edition. Quarto, pp. viii, 168, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. As New.

This book was published to accompany an exhibition of the same name, the first major assemblage of objects produced at the Roycroft community in upstate New York under the leadership of charismatic Elbert Hubbard. A consummate entrepreneur, Hubbard successfully married capitalism with basic tenets of the Arts and Crafts ideology. A sociological overview anchors the Roycroft community in its turn-of-the-century milieu, and the history of the Roycroft shops is examined in essays on the books, furniture, metalwork, and leathercraft they produced. Beautifully illustrated and a pleasure to browse. (20377)   $20.00
38.
Painting Patterns for Home Decorators
Spears, Ruth Wyeth
[Crafts]. Spears, Ruth Wyeth. Painting Patterns for Home Decorators. New York: M. Barrows & Company, 1950. Fifth printing. Quarto. pp vii, 128, illustrated with b/w and color diagrams and patterns. Hard Cover. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket.

In two parts: part one presents materials and intro "how to." Part two offers hundreds of painting and stenciling patterns, many in color. A good period source book. (20361)   $15.00
Metal
39.
American Silver (2 volumes in slipcase)
Buhler, Kathryn C. and Graham Hood
[Metal]. Buhler, Kathryn C. and Graham Hood. American Silver (2 volumes in slipcase) Garvan and Other Collections in the Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1970. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 344 (volume 1) and 300 (volume 2), illustrated with b/w photographs. Cloth over Boards in Slipcase. As New.

The Garvan collection of American silver was started by a Yale alum in 1916, and gifted to Yale in 1930. Three major exhibitions centered on the Garvan collection took place in 1935, 1939, and 1963. This catalog serves the purpose of making the collection even more widely known and even more profoundly admired. Volume 1 is devoted to New England, including a chapter on European silver used in America. Volume 2 covers the middle colonies, the South, and California. (20405)   $45.00
40.
The Story of Silver in Savannah
Sammons, Tania June
[Metal]. Sammons, Tania June. The Story of Silver in Savannah Creating and Collecting since the 18th Century. Savannah, GA: Telfair Books, 2010. First edition. Quarto, pp. 128, illustrated with color photographs. Decorated Boards. As New.

This book examines the important role Savannahians played in the production of silver flatware and hollowware and in the connoisseurship and collecting of these distinctive and beautiful objects. The Telfair Museum hosted an exhibit on the subject in 2010, and this book is the exhibition catalog for the show. (20401)   $25.00
41.
Copper Flashings and Weatherings, and Additional Copper Flashings and Weatherings (2 volumes; original plus supplement)
Copper Development Association
[Metal]. Copper Development Association. Copper Flashings and Weatherings, and Additional Copper Flashings and Weatherings (2 volumes; original plus supplement) A Practical Handbook: C.D.A. Publication No. 42 and 42A. London, UK: Copper Development Association (UK), 1948, 1949. Second impression. Small quarto, pp 105, 31. Illustrated with b/w photos and construction details. Volume I is tan boards with green cloth covered spine, inside is clean and tight. Supplement is staplebound wraps in similar colors. Boards with Green Cloth Spine. Very Good.

A practical guide to the use of copper sheets and strips as flashings and weatherings. Topics covered include physical properties of copper, constructing joints and seams, gutters, drips and dormer coverings. An invaluable resource for builders! We've never had the supplement before (19720)   $65.00
42.
Antique Hardware Price Guide
Wilson, H. Weber
[Hardware]. Wilson, H. Weber. Antique Hardware Price Guide: A Comprehensive Collector's Price and Identification Guide to Vintage Doorknobs, Door Bells, Mail Slots, Hinges, Door Pulls, Shutter Hardware, and Locksets. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1999. First edition. Octavo, pp. 230. American hardware from 19th century & early 20th is a fast-growing collecting area. This is the premier identification and value guide to these beautiful and very collectible items. 1,000 different hardware items are covered, 1,000 b/w photographs, 16 page color section. Paperback. New.

An extremely valuable source guide on the subject! Not only a price guide: it provides an excellent overview of the nineteenth century architectural styles, of all the major hardware manufacturers (Corbin, Reading Hardware, Sargeant, Yale & Towne, Nashua, etc), as well as the various types of hardware to consider (knobs, escutcheons, doorknockers, door plates, etc). A very nice overview on the subject. (1342)   $16.00
43.
Illustrated Catalogue of American Hardware of the
Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company
Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company, New Britain, CT
[Hardware]. Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company. Illustrated Catalogue of American Hardware of the Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company: An unabridged reprint of the 1865 edition and a new introd. by Lee H. Nelson. Baltimore, MD: Association for Preservation Technology : Foundation for Preservation Technology, 1980. First edition. Quarto, pp 436, illustrated with b/w drawings of mid-nineteenth century hardware (cabinet hardware, farm implements, kitchenware, etc.)  Perfect Bound. Very Good.

A scarce reprint of an even scarcer original Russell and Erwin trade catalog, giving a unique view into life in nineteenth century America. (9329)   $55.00
44.
Cast-Iron Architecture in America: The Significance of James Bogardus
Southworth, Michael and Susan
[Metal]. Gayle, Margot; Gayle, Carol. Cast-Iron Architecture in America The Significance of James Bogardus. New York: W. W. Norton & Co, Inc, 1998. First edition. Large octavo, pp. 272, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Appendices (list of buildings by Bogardus), notes. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Mylar-Protected Dust Jacket.

James Bogardus was a 19th century American inventor known for his unique grinding mill and other patented devices, but his enduring claim to fame is his cast-iron structures, forerunners of the modern skyscraper. A passionate advocate for iron's strength, economy, suitability for ornamentation, and fire resistance, he invented several new methods of construction; his buildings rose from New York to San Francisco, and from Chicago to the Dominican Republic. The authors has assembled the fullest account of Bogardus, with illustrations of every building for which an image can be found. A book for all lovers of architecture and the American heritage. (11462)   $40.00
45.
Ornamental Ironwork: An Illustrated Guide
to Its Design, History and Use in American Architecture
Southworth, Michael and Susan
[Metal]. Southworth, Michael and Susan. Ornamental Ironwork: An Illustrated Guide to Its Design, History and Use in American Architecture. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 1992. Second edition. Small quarto, pp. 205, indexed, illustrated wth b/w photos and drawings. Paperback. Very Good.
The myriad patterns of iron fences, balconies, and door and window grilles impart a quiet richness, variety, beauty, and history to buildings and neighborhoods. This book discusses historical examples of regional ironwork in both cast and wrought iron forms, and includes facsimile pages from several stunning 19th century ironwork manuals. The authors discuss the great ironmakers of old, with a valuable analysis of what has producted the best and most distinctive ironwork of the past. This is the finest survey available of ironwork in American architecture. This copy is from the Old House Journal Reference Library. (13436)   $30.00
46.
Metals in America's Historic Buildings
Gayle, Margot and David W. Look; John G. Waite
[Metal]. Gayle, Margot and David W. Look; John G. Waite. Metals in America's Historic Buildings Uses and Preservation Treatments. Washington DC: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, Technical Preservation Services Division, 1992. First edition. Quarto, pp. 168. Includes Notes and Bibliography. Richly illustrated with b/w photos. Decorated Wraps, Gold. Near Fine.

An excellent, practical guide to the preservation of architectural metalwork. Part I is "A Historical Survey of Metals" by Margot Gayle and David W. Look. Part II is the extensive "Deterioration and Methods of Preserving Metals" by John G. Waite. We also have many of the technical titles listed in the extensive bibliography in our inventory. (19123)   $35.00
47.
Made of Iron
University of St. Thomas Art Dept.
[Metal]. University of St. Thomas Art Dept. Made of Iron. Houston, TX: University of St. Thomas Art Dept., 1966. First edition. Octavo, pp. 288. Thoroughly illustrated with b/w photos, prints, and drawings. Perfect Bound. Good, some edgewear and tear on edge of spine.

This catalogue of a 1966 museum exhibit showcases a wide variety of examples of ironwork throughout the ages, from ancient coins and talismans to arms and armor, to contemporary sculpture. Artistic works, practical household implements, and religious artifacts are all included in this survey of the breadth of iron's use in human history. (11863)   $45.00
Construction Methods and Materials
48.
Medusa Waterproofed White Cement
Sandusky Cement Co., Cleveland, OH
[Concrete & Cement]. Sandusky Cement Co. Medusa Waterproofed White Cement. Cleveland, OH: Sandusky Cement Co., nd c. 1922. Original edition. Quarto, pp. 32, ilustrated with b/w photographs. Color Pictorial Wraps. Very good.

A beautiful trade piece for Medusa Cement, with many examples of residential architecture around the country, including the home of President Herbert Hoover located in Stanford, CA. Also includes an article about damp-proofing basement walls and floors, and complete specifications for waterproofed Portland cement stucco and Medusa waterproofed white cement for ornamental and swimming pools. (20397)   $95.00
49.
Redwood Information Series
California Redwood Association, San Francisco, CA
[Wood]. California Redwood Association. Redwood Information Series. San Francisco: California Redwood Association, 1934. First printing. Quarto, pp. 57, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Brass fastener-bound wraps. Very Good; cover soiled.

The California Redwood Association put out small publications on many topics, and they were compiled in this definitive reference guide. Topics include shrinkage, painting characteristics, termite control, decorative effects by mechanical means, nailing, timber fastenings, redwood crib construction, redwood shake construction, insulation, interior finishes, and many more. (20381)   $75.00
50.
Builders' Reliable Estimator and Contractors' Guide:
A Complete Guide for Pricing All Builders' Work
Hodgson, Fred T.
[Building Trades]. Hodgson, Fred T. Builders' Reliable Estimator and Contractors' Guide: A Complete Guide for Pricing All Builders' Work It contains many tables, rules and useful memoranda. The rules given in this work, show how to measure all kinds of work, before and after construction. How to estimate the cost of any work. How to tell the time the work should take to complete. Tells how much work a man should perform in a day and how much material the work in hand will require. Guide to correct measurements is found in the second part of the work. This shows how all kinds of odd, crooked and difficult measurements may be taken, to secure correct results. Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co. for Sears, Roebuck & Co., 1917. Revised. Octavo, pp. 261 (Hodgson's Estimator and Contractor's Guide), 261 (Guide to Correct Measurements) plus rear section of house plans and publishers' ads (not numbered; about 70 pages). Special exclusive edition printed expressly for Sears, Roebuck & Company, Chicago. Cloth over Embossed, Decorated Boards. Very Good. No DJ.

A nice copy of this builder's and contractor's reference guide. The fold-out chart, usually damaged in a book this size, is in excellent condition. (20376)   $45.00
51.
The Poor Man's Home and Rich Man's Palace
Barrett, George
[Concrete & Cement]. Barrett, George. The Poor Man's Home and Rich Man's Palace or the application of the gravel wall cement to the purposes of building. Cincinnati, OH: Applegate & Co., 1854. First edition. 12mo, pp. 60 plus 12-page publisher's catalog bound in, illustrated with b/w drawings. Embossed Cloth over Boards. Fair; heavily worn cover, heavy water marking and soiling.

This book was written about the "new discovery" of using a cement composed of gravel, sand, and lime for the construction of walls in buildings. The author called it "Mother Nature's own material for housing her dependent but suffering children." He felt it was "superlatively excellent" for both modest and extravagant homes. Rare; this is the first time we have been able to offer this title in any condition. (20375)   $75.00
52.
Sweet's Architectural Catalogue 21st Annual Edition (3 volumes)
Sweet's Catalog Service
[Building Materials]. Sweet's Catalog Service. Sweet's Architectural Catalogue 21st Annual Edition (3 volumes complete!) A File of Manufacturers' Catalogs designed for the use of Architects, Engineers, Contractors and others whose practice it is to select, specify or purchase building materials, equipment and allied services. New York: Sweet's Catalog Service, 1927. First edition. Octavo, pp. 3171, 3-volume complete set, illustrated with b/w drawings and spot color. Original Cloth. Very Good, cover soiling.

Very uncommon to find a complete set in such good condition (7080)   $275.00
53.
The Plasterer Magazine, December 1937
Donlin, John [Editor]
[Plastering]. Donlin, John [Editor]. The Plasterer Magazine, December 1937. Chicago, IL: Operative Plasterers & Cement Finishers International Association, 1937. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 40, illustrated with b/w photographs. Staplebound Wraps. Very good.

This was the official monthly journal of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Finishers International Association.This issue features an anonymous poem called "The Plasterer's Glee," an article on the creation of the United States Housing Act, editorials by John Donlin, announcements from the local branches, quarterly reports from the reporting secretaries, period advertisements, and more. Very scarce. (20370)   $50.00
54.
Carpentry
Townsend, Gilbert
[Carpentry]. Townsend, Gilbert. Carpentry; A Practical Treatise on Simple Building Construction, Including Framing, Roof Construction, General Carpentry Work, Exterior and Interior Finish of Buildings, Building Forms and Working Drawings. Chicago: American Technical Society, 1945. Reprint of 1918 edition. Small octavo, pp. 436, indexed, illustrated by over 500 b/w drawings. A previous owner signed the front endpaper in colored pencil. Decorated Cloth over Boards. Near Fine.

A very thorough examination of timber building construction from roofing to walls to floors. It also includes, trusses, towers and steeples. Clear and precise drawings helpful to builders and architects. (721)   $30.00
55.
Construction Failure
Feld, Jacob
[Building Trades]. Feld, Jacob. Construction Failure. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1968. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 399, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Cloth over Boards. Very Good in Very Good DJ.

This book features coverage of every phase and facet of the construction industry. It includes complete explanations of the causes of failure in construction, and detailed warnings of how to avoid failure. The book uses actual examples of analyze the causes of failure and to present the necessary corrective work in each type of construction. It provides an easy-to-use guide to information that is crucial to anyone connected with the construction field. A volume in the Wiley series on practical construction guides. (20368)   $40.00
56.
The Effects of Arts, Trades, and Professions, and of
civic states and habits of living, on health and longevity
Thackrah, Charles Turner
[Trades, Misc.]. Thackrah, Charles Turner. The Effects of Arts, Trades, and Professions, and of civic states and habits of living, on health and longevity: with suggestions for the removal of many of the agents which produce disease, and shorten the duration of life. Philadelphia: Journal of Health, 1831. First American edition. 24 Mo, pp. 202, indexed. Full Leather. Very Good, covers scuffed, back endpapers torn, final page advertisement torn and missing a few words, occasional light foxing and light stains. Gilt lettering on spine scuffed but readable.

This pioneering study of occupational medicine immediately attracted wide attention. It helped to stimulate legislation to improve the lot of workers endangered by the unregulated conditions of the burgeoning Industrial Revolution. 'House Painters are almost constantly subjected to the deleterious agent (oxide of lead)…The effects are most immediately felt during the process of "flatting," or finishing the dead colours with turpentine. The exhalation produces first dizziness, and afterwards, in many individuals, vomiting. …Their (painters) maladies are evidently the result of an impression of the nervous system, through the medium of the membranes of the nostrils and the air-tube.' No other first editions found on market. This is a nice, solid, attractive copy of a very scarce book. (8592)   $300.00
Pattern Books
57.
Spanish-Italian:
A Selected Group of Small Homes of Architectural Distinction
The Architects' Small House Service Bureau, Chicago, IL
[Pattern Book]. The Architects' Small House Service Bureau. Spanish-Italian: A Selected Group of Small Homes of Architectural Distinction. Chicago, IL: Chicago Daily News, 1927. Original edition. Quarto, pp 16, illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings, and floor plans. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

The designs selected for this book show the application of Spanish and Italian styles to small house architecture. Short articles describe the characteristics of Spanish and Italian style. Scarce; this is the first time we've seen this title. (20417)   $70.00
58.
The Small Home of Tomorrow
Williams, Paul R.
[Pattern Book]. Williams, Paul R. The Small Home of Tomorrow. Hollywood, CA: Murray & Gee, Inc., 1945. First edition. Quarto, pp. 95, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and house plans. Perfect Bound. Very Good.

Paul R. Williams was an internationally known black architect who specialized as a creator of livable homes, having designed over 2,000 homes in Southern California and in various sections of the US, Mexico, and South America. Many motion picture stars and executives in Hollywood and Beverly Hills lived in homes designed by Williams, including Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. This book contains 40 of his designs, and includes sections of the kitchens and bathrooms of tomorrow (love the idea of operating the flow of water in the bathroom sink with a foot pedal!), and the modern garden. A scarce and very desirable book. (20407)   $95.00
59.
Log Camps & Cabins
Bruette, William A. [Editor]
[Building as Envelope]. Bruette, William A. [Editor]. Log Camps & Cabins How to Build and Furnish Them by Practical Campers and Woodsmen. New York: G. Howard Watt, 1934. First edition. Oblong small octavo, pp 96, illustrated with architectural sketches, floor plans and sketches of camping life. Signed by a previous owner on title page. Original Wraps. Very Good.

This volume depicts designs, plans, and elevations, for a variety of cabins and cottages. Also included are designs for fireplaces, chimneys, rustic furniture, stairways, and more. Architects include Robert Gardner and William Wicks, and outdoorsmen Charles Meakins, Kenneth Lee, and H. H. LeDew. A delightful and very scarce volume, beautifully illustrated. (20406)   $55.00
60.
The Modern Way to Build
Northern Homes, Inc., Chambersburg, PA
[Pattern Book]. Northern Homes, Inc. The Modern Way to Build Presenting new savings in home construction. Chambersburg, PA: Northern Homes, Inc., 1951. First edition. Quarto, pp. 32, illustrated with b/w photos, drawings and floor plans. The book is not dated, but an insert with 1951 prices is laid in. Staplebound Wraps. Good; cover scrapes and soiling.

Northern created prefabricated housing with quality materials. They shipped the entire framework of the house including all exterior walls, and floor sections with subflooring on them. All interior partition panels came with doors already hung and fitted complete. All ceiling beams and roof rafters came with locked-edge wood roof sheething. All the windows came already hung and fitted, complete with glass and hardware, and weather-stripped all around. Your contractor could assemble it in 1-4 days. This book lists their models, including Cape Cods, 2 story homes, ranch homes, cottages, and other styles. (20391)   $75.00
61.
Earth Power from Davis Caves
Davis Caves, Chicago, IL
[Pattern Book]. Davis Caves. Earth Power from Davis Caves. Chicago, IL: Davis Caves, 1980. Original edition. Brochure (4" x 9") that folds out to 9" x 16", advertising 11 models of homes . Ephemera. Very Good.

Davis Caves called their homes Earth Powered Homes, as they appeared to be built into the side of a hill. The homes have strong, steel-reinforce concrete walls and roof. After waterproofing, insulation and tiling, the home is covered with a contoured blanket of at least three feet of earth. The temperature moderating properties of the earth mean the home has to only be heated 10 to 15 degrees to be comfortable during even the coldest winters. Other advantages include storm and fire resistance, quiet, secure, and minimal maintenance. A scarce early publication by this successful and thriving contractor. (20384)   $85.00
62.
Planning the Expansible Home
Housing and Home Finance Agency, Washington, DC
[Pattern Book]. Housing and Home Finance Agency. Planning the Expansible Home 6 schemes for houses that grow. Washington, D.C.: Housing and Home Finance Agency, 1947. Original edition. Small quarto, pp. 30, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and floor plans. Original Wraps. Very Good.

This guide was prepared in response to widespread interest among veterans in houses that would provide all essential living facilities for a small family now, and that could be logically expanded as family needs grew. The post-war building boom stimulated interest in applying the expansible idea beyond completing an unfinished attic. Each of the six designs is shown with its yard, showing what the house would look like before and after the expansion. Each model shows several ideas to add a garage, carport, or bedrooms to the original home. Scarce; this is the first time we've had this title for sale. (20383)   $75.00
63.
How to Choose Home Plans & Products
Master Plan Service, Inc., Jamaica, NY
[Pattern Book]. Master Plan Service, Inc. How to Choose Home Plans & Products. Jamaica, NY: Master Plan Service, Inc., 1965. First edition. Quarto, pp. 80, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings and floor plans. An old price tag was written on the front cover in ink. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Contains 50 outstanding home designs of all types, including a section on vacation homes, plus advertisements for other booklets highlighting building products such as air conditioning, windows, woodwork, roof shingles, and much more. (20380)   $30.00
64.
Plans for Hotels, Apartments, and Tourist Courts
American Plan Service, Miami, FL
[Pattern Book]. American Plan Service. Plans for Hotels, Apartments, and Tourist Courts. Miami, FL: American Plan Service, 1949. Original edition. Small quarto, pp 46, illustrated with b/w perspective drawings of building exteriors, and floor plans. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good.

This book of distinguished designs presents for the investor-builder a wide variety of duplex and apartment house plans, ranging from two to eight units. There are many plans to choose from, adaptable to prevailing costs and to the income requirements of the individual who builds. These ready-to-use plans, representing the very best in architectural skill and originality, were prepared to hold down costs in every way possible. Rooms have been arranged for the greatest livability and privacy possible. Plumbing has been specified in such a way as to guarantee the greatest efficiency at the lowest cost. (20372)   $55.00
65.
The Mooresville Collection
Mouzon Design, Miami Beach, FL
[Pattern Book]. Mouzon Design. The Mooresville Collection These plans include cottages, houses, large houses, thin houses, sideyard houses, side court houses, corner court houses, rear court houses, & courtyard houses. Miami Beach, FL: Mouzon Design, 2007. First edition. Quarto, pp. ~60, illustrated with color and b/w perspective drawings and house plans. Spiral Bound Wraps. New.

Mouzon Design is the husband-and-wife team of Steve and Wanda Mouzon. They produce a number of town building tools and services. Their house plans have been featured repeatedly in Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Cottage Living. The Mooresville collection was their first, with work on these designs beginning in 1996. From the beginning, the Mooresville collection was conceived as a traditional neighborhood collection. It is named in honor of Mooresville, Alabama. Most of the plans in the collection are large houses and mansions, designed to be built of brick, and generally tend to be more classical than their other collections. The definitive statement on the subject. (11136)   $35.00
Trade Catalogs
66.
Stair Rails of All Kinds
The Standard Wood Turning Company, Jersey City, NJ
[Millwork]. The Standard Wood Turning Company. Stair Rails of All Kinds Machine Turned Balusters, Turned and Pedestal Newels, Hand Turning and Band Sawing, Spiral Columns, Newels and Balusters. Jersey City, NJ: The Standard Wood Turning Company, nd c. 1890. First edition. 9.5" x 12" brochure, which opens to 19" x 12". Has been folded; some closed tears and soiling. Ephemera. Very Good.

An attractive trade piece depicting stairwork in the ornate Victorian patterns of the day, with prices for pieces in black walnut, cherry, or ash. (20416)   $50.00
67.
International Art Glass Catalogue
National Ornamental Glass Manufacturers Assoc of the US and Canada
[Glass]. National Ornamental Glass Manufacturers Assoc of the US and Canada. International Art Glass Catalogue Art and Beveled Glass in All Its Branches - church, memorial, society and domestic windows, Art Nouveau, prism, mitre beveled plate, leaded bevel, etc. - special attention given to memorial work for churches and lodges. Chicago: Shattuck & McKay, 1914. First edition. Octavo, pp. 64, illustrated with b/w and color drawings. Front cover imprinted with the name of Flanagan & Biedeweg Studio, Chicago. One sample image has been neatly clipped from page 13. taplebound Wraps. Very Good.

Scarce trade catalog with lovely color images of stained glass examples, chiefly geometric, floral and religious designs. (20410)   $45.00
68.
Beaver Board Estimator
The Beaver Companies, Buffalo, NY
[Plastering]. The Beaver Companies. Beaver Board Estimator. Buffalo, NY: The Beaver Companies, nd ca 1920. Original edition. Cardstock envelope, 2.75" x 5.25", with printed card that slides up and down within the envelope to reveal quantities of materials required for rooms of various dimensions. Ephemera. Near Fine.

Beaver Board was active between 1910 and 1922 in Buffalo, supplying wall and ceiling board. This handy pocket tool helped the consumer buy enough materials for a room with ceilings 8-10' in height, and suggested deductions for each window and door in the room. (20409)   $55.00
69.
Anderson Window Units Pocket Lumber Scale
Andersen Frame Corporation, Bayport, MN
[Windows]. Andersen Frame Corporation. Anderson Window Units Pocket Lumber Scale. Bayport, MN: Andersen Frame Corporation, nd ca 1945. Original edition. Cardstock envelope, 2.75" x 5.5", with printed card that slides up and down within the envelope to reveal lumber sizes for each size window. Ephemera. Near Fine.

A handy pocket tool in its day, and an attractive advertising piece. (20408)   $45.00
70.
Babcock Spruce Ladders Catalog No. 15
W. W. Babcock Co., Bath, NY
[Building Trades]. W. W. Babcock Co. Babcock Spruce Ladders Catalog No. 15. Bath, NY: Combination Ladder Company, nd c. 1930. Original edition. Octavo, pp 36, illustrated with b/w drawings. Staplebound Wraps. Good; rust stains at the staples.

A scarce and historic trade piece from a company that produced light, durable ladders from air-dried spruce lumber and cadmium hardware to prevent rust. (20367)   $40.00
Brick and Stone
71.
A Technical Guide to the Rational Use of Marble
Consiglio, Antonio
[Stone]. Consiglio, Antonio. A Technical Guide to the Rational Use of Marble. Carrera, IT: Italian Marble Industrie, 1972. First edition. Quarto, pp x, pp 223. B/W photographs throughout text plus 140 Color reproductions of marble types by Rizzoli in Milan. Specifications for each type is listed across from each plate. (Physical & mechanical tests of material by Institute of Construction Sciences at the University of Pisa.) Original Cloth on Boards, green w/white embossed lettering. Very Good.

An uncommon guide to the Italian marble industry: topics include exterior and interior veneers; floors; stairways, special applications, an index of marbles; and how to assess marbles by color and other properties. This is an invaluable reference for building technologists, architects, and other professionals! (20411)   $80.00
Titles on Sale
72.
Victorian Village Builder: An Architectural Guide
Bicknell, A. J.
[Pattern Book]. Bicknell, A. J. Victorian Village Builder: An Architectural Guide With a new commentary by Paul Goeldner. Watkins Glen, NY: American Life Foundation, 1976. Reprint. Quarto, pp. ca 100, b/w floor plans and architectural drawings throughout. A section of trade advertisements in the back. Some color renderings. Original Wraps. Near Fine.

A beautiful and informative book that is a facsimile of Bicknell's Village Builder and Supplement of 1872. The text describes the architectural plans and includes some specifications. The introduction places these Victorian buildings in context historically. From the Old House Journal Reference Library. (16103)   $35.00
73.
Your Home Planned For Today and Tomorrow
National Plan Service, Inc., Birmingham, NY
[Pattern Book]. National Plan Service, Inc. Your Home Planned For Today and Tomorrow. Binghamton, NY: National Plan Service, Inc., 1947. Original edition. Quarto, pp 48. Color and b/w architectural renderings, b/w floor plans on each page. Red Stock Covers. Near Fine.

A very nicely illustrated collection of small homes, showing design options, with or without basements. Beautiful color renderings of the exteriors. (17839)   $40.00
74.
Technics and Architecture
Elliott, Cecil D.
[Building Materials]. Elliott, Cecil D. Technics and Architecture The Development of Materials and Systems for Buildings. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994. First paperback edition. Quarto, pp. x, 467, bibliography, index, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Original Wraps. New.

In this richly illustrated history Cecil Elliott focuses on a neglected aspect of architecture, the technics of building form. Concentrating on developments in Europe and North America from the Industrial Revolution to the present, he surveys the ways in which new materials, methods, and systems were discovered and tested, and the ways in which they succeeded or failed. Elliott tells the story in two parts, first covering materials - in chapters on wood, masonry, terracotta, iron and steel, glass, cement, and reinforced concrete - and then systems - including lightning protection, sanitation, lighting, heating, air conditioning, elevators and escalators, fire protection, structural engineering, and acoustics. Each chapter begins with a review of the relevant classical and medieval technology, then focuses on developments over the past two centuries, including related business, political, scientific, or social events where these impinge on development or usage. (19154)   $80.00
75.
Johns-Manville Corrugated and Flat Transite: Transite Ventilators
Johns-Manville, New York, NY
[Roofing]. Johns-Manville. Johns-Manville Corrugated and Flat Transite: Transite Ventilators. New York: Johns-Manville, 1936. First edition. Small quarto, pp. 46, illustrated with b/w specification drawings. One page has a long closed tear. Previous owner signed the cover in ink. Some pencil notations inside front cover. Staplebound Wraps. Good; 6.5" tear to front cover, edgeworn.

Nice copy of scarce information booklet with detailed specifications for products using the asbestos/concrete mix called Transite. (7263)   $25.00
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